How was it?
Green Tea Milk Tea with Pearls
Last week it was my dear friend K’s graduation. Whilst waiting around to pick up her cap & gown, we decided to grab a quick bite to eat. We walked over to Cho Dumpling King. This tiny Taiwanese restaurant is always, always packed. There is always a queue to get in, which is a good sign?! We waited for about 20 minutes before we got a table. The restaurant is so small, every single space they have is covered in tables and chairs, it’s almost impossible to move without having to ask someone to shuffle for you!
The food is always good and cheap (however I forgot to get the names and prices amongst all the graduation excitement. oops!). The only downside is the service. It is pretty darn terrible. Because there is such a high demand for a seat, their main objective is to get you in and out as quickly as possible! Whilst you are eating, the waiters and waitresses will hover around you and ask if you have finished, or clear your plates away even if you’re still going or simply stare you down until you leave! It’s quite funny. We sat there and ate our food real slow just to spite them! Plus, food is meant to be enjoyed at a leisurely speed, it’s not a race!
Ok, onto the food. I already had lunch, so I had a green tea milk tea with pearls and picked at some of K’s food
She ordered the lunch box set which came with a bowl of sour soup – very nice, if you go, you must try their house speciality which is the noodles with soup soup (sorry, don’t know the name!). We also grabbed a side dish from their display cabinet. It’s self service, so you just go up and grab whichever dish you like and they’re all $2.50.
K’s lunch box – fried chicken, rice, raddish, corn, veges, orange
If you’re willing to wait and overlook the poor service, you will be very satisfied with the authentic Taiwanese fare they have to offer. The queues outside this tiny restaurant speak for themselves.
Cho Dumpling King
Shop 6, 8 Quay St,
Haymarket NSW 2000